Our New PoSARC Site Is Up!!
After much preparation, the new PoSARC site is now ready to be unveiled!
Team PoSARC has been hard at work since November to update our look, content and create new features so that as we’re growing, we’re able to meet the requests that many of you have sent in.
We have a whole new look and feel, with easy scrolling for our featured content so you no longer have to dig around the site to find what you’re looking for.
But what I’m most excited about our two brand new additions to the site:
First, we have a new Team PoSARC member on board, Sonia Levine.
Sonia is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT), Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist, (CMAT) and psychotherapist who specializes in treating addiction, trauma and codependence.
Sonia’s training and background include working as a primary therapist at the Meadows in Wickenburg, Arizona where her therapy focused on treating patients with sexual addiction, as well as their spouses/partners and families. While there, she was trained and supervised by Pia Mellody, author of Facing Codependence and Facing Love Addiction, Claudia Black, author of It will Never Happen to Me and Deceived, and Maureen Canning, author of Love, Lust and Anger.
Sonia is presently studying with the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute to become a practitioner (SEP), a trauma resolution therapy developed by Dr. Peter Levine. In addition, she is also currently working toward certification as a Connections facilitator, an evidence-based treatment for shame resiliency, developed by Dr. Brené Brown.
When I got the call that Sonia wanted to join our team, my whole day brightened, actually my whole week. In fact, I haven’t gotten un-excited about this development because Sonia is interested in the very healing approaches that utilize many of the treatment modalities that we believe in at PoSARC. She is also one of the newer guards of therapists who employ the Trauma Model for those affected by the sex addiction of a spouse or partner.
We know how crippling the effects of unconscious and unhealed shame is, both for the PoSA, (partner of the sex addict/compulsive), as well as the shame that operates in the sex addicts SACs, (sex addicts/compulsives), themselves. I am looking forward to interviewing Sonia here on the blog, to avail our readers of the latest approaches to healing shame and trauma in their lives.
I personally feel Somatic Experiencing and Shame Work are just now edging up over the horizon as cutting edge modalities that can create effective, long-term healing in those who are suffering the traumatic effects of infidelity and addiction. We are so fortunate Sonia is part of our team now!
As her schedule permits, Sonia will also be available for private sessions. Her contact info is in the Bio section of the site.
The second thing we’re excited about here is the creation of a new feature:
Help for the Sex Addict/Compulsive (SAC).
It is said that four out of five SACs come into recovery as a direct result of their partner’s urging. And indeed, we’ve had many requests from partners for solid resources they can help their loved one with who struggles with sexual compulsion.
But please know that because PoSARC remains dedicated, first and foremost, to helping those hurt by the sexual infidelities of their partners, we can assure you that our content will always be PoSA-sensitive!
Maybe I’m not alone in this: when I first had discovery about my own partner’s secret life, I was so shocked, and then overcome with questions for him, about his behaviors. What infuriated me was that he could offer up no clear answers for me. He seemed more confused about his actions than I was!
And so I searched every website I could, especially those for addicts, trying to find a window into how they think, how they could do what they do and then come home to us like nothing happened, like they didn’t just betray us. Was I the only one who felt completely spun by this horrific aspect of sexual compulsivity? Since then, I have sadly discovered that I certainly was not.
So we at PoSARC will aim to create resources that not only help the addict, but also provide that window for the PoSA that more lucidly informs the ways the addiction affected their addict and what recovery even looks like. Maybe you’ll even take heart that there are some addicts in recovery who are forging a path for others to follow.
And as ever, you’ll be able to direct your most vexing questions right to the addict in recovery on our Ask A Sex Addict in-Recovery feature.
And there are more new features, too, but we can’t tell you everything—we want to invite you to explore our new site for yourself!
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So we are asking you, the PoSAs, What has your own healing journey (or those of your clients) been in need of, that you’ve had trouble locating?
Please give us your feedback on the new site, and let us know what topics of interest you’d like to see at PoSARC. We will do our level best to consider your suggested topics.
Team PoSARC thanks you all for your support!
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